To better connect IU’s 250 cancer experts with our community, we’ve launched “Simon Says Expert Series,” a monthly virtual event where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from cancer center experts about various topics and ask your questions.


In The Exam Room: A Conversation About the Conversations that Lead to High-quality Cancer Care

12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10

Meaningful communication is the cornerstone of high-quality cancer care. Yet people with cancer, their friends and families, and members of their care team often struggle to talk about difficult topics. You are not alone if you have found yourself thinking: What do I say now? What questions do I have? Do I understand what was just said? 

Please join communication researchers Dr. Richard Frankel and Ms. Ann Cottingham and IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center blood cancer specialist Dr. Larry Cripe in a discussion about these difficult yet crucial conversations. Rich, Ann and Larry have conducted several studies on communication in cancer care and collaborated on the development of resources to support communication about difficult topics. In this informative and interactive session, they will cover common topics that patients and clinicians find difficult to discuss and offer strategies to overcome these difficulties, based upon their combined expertise and what they have learned over the years from people with cancer. 

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